Thousands Gather for Victims of Tel Aviv Shooting

04 Jan 2016

From The Jerusalem Post:

Some 2,000 friends, acquaintances and family members attended the funeral of Alon Bakal in the northern town of Karmiel on Sunday, following his murder in an attack on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon.

Bakal, 26, was shot outside the Simta bar which he helped manage, as was Shimon Ruime, 30, while another eight people were wounded in the attack believed to have been perpetrated by Nashat Milhem, 31, on Friday.

“We have been left crushed and you are there above with your great soul,” said Bakal’s father, David, in his eulogy at the funeral, Maariv Online reported. “Alon, my dear and beloved son, how is it possible to write a parting letter for a son who is not yet 27.How can a father write about you? You had such a good attitude… You were such a giver, you collected food for Holocaust survivors… Everyone knew you would go far. You loved people and you loved the State. What a king you were.”

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